Sheriff Announces Task Force to Address Wrong-Way Driving

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As previously reported here, there has been an ongoing problem with wrong-way driving on Milwaukee County freeways. In response, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department has announced the creation of a special task force to address the problem. Sheriff David Clarke contacted the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation (“DOT”) requesting an expansion of the existing wrong-way driving program by improving signage and roadway markings at freeway entrance ramps. The DOT responded to the Sheriff’s request by proposing a Joint Milwaukee County Freeway Safety Task Force to address wrong-way driving and make other assessments regarding freeway safety. The task force will meet for the first time next week.

The Milwaukee automobile accident lawyers of Samster, Konkel & Safran seek to prevent automobile accidents. We wish the task force success in its effort to make Milwaukee County freeways safer for drivers. In addition, we are involved in a campaign to end automobile accidents caused by distracted driving, such as texting while driving. Blue thumb bands are available for drivers to show their pledge to not text and drive. Visit our office at 11063 West Bluemound Road, Suite 205, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, 53226, e-mail our office at, or call our office to get the thumb bands. Also, if you know of a school or group looking to have a distracted driving presentation provided, please contact us and one of our attorneys would be happy to provide a free presentation and thumb bands.

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